Heart has entered the national Adult Contemperary Radio airplay chart at FMQB.com at #38. Heart has confirmed this. For the week of July 7th “Hey You” is also AGAIN the most added track. Together with Train, Will Young and Lady Gaga Heart is AC gainer of the week of July 7th.
“Hey You” is the first radiosingle together with (the commercially available) “WTF” taken from the upcoming album “Red Velvet Car”. I’ll post links later today. Thanx to “sulacuda 1″ for the news!
Mercurynews.com has posted a bunch of pix from the July 5th Lilith Fair. Click on the picture to go to the gallery.
Heart (review from spinningplatters.com) click here for more pictures
Heart aren’t given enough respect by the feminist movement. More than any riot grrl band (not to devalue the importance of riot grrl), they opened the rock world to women in a huge way. They were the first rock band where the women were the songwriters and also took control of the leads. Nancy Wilson is the kind of guitarist that could show Jimmy Page a thing or two, and at this show, they made sure to keep this set as metal as they could. The whole set was devoted to the edgier, heavier Heart. Only in the middle of the set, where they played a few decent songs off their upcoming record, Red Velvet Car, did things mellow. Nancy took lead vocals from her sister on the strongest of the new songs, “Hey You,” and then played a powerful reading “Alone,” with the stage bare aside from the Wilson sisters and keyboardist Debbie Shair (Ironically, this was the only time all day that only women were on stage).
Ann Wilson’s voice has only improved with time, with a soulful richness that is incomparable in any genre of music. They closed the main set with the near-perfect closer of “Crazy On You” and “Barracuda,” which is still one of the greatest riffs in musical history. They managed to avoid any of their sappier stuff like “These Dreams” and “All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You.” In fact, my only complaint about their set was the encore, which was a cover of Led Zepplin’s “What Is and What Should Never Be,” which left the majority of the crowd kind of confused, aside from the handful of people that recognized the song. It’s a weird song, and kind of took the energy away from the set, which would have been better served by “Magic Man,” or even a slightly more intense Zeppelin cover, like “Rock & Roll” or “Battle Of Evermore,” both of which Heart have been known to cover in the past.
The tracklist of the UK release of “Red Velvet Car” (on the label Eagle Rock) has been published on amazon.co.uk (pre-order here) and it has twelve tracks instead of the 10 tracks the American label Sony Legacy has published. Extra tracks are “Bootful of beer” and “Closer to the sun“.
The tracklist is also on the big European based internet CD/DVD store play.com.
HEART - RED VELVET CAR BIO (by David Wild) as posted on Heart´s MySpace
Red Velvet Car — the most personal and powerful work yet from Ann and Nancy Wilson — takes generations of Heart fans on what truly feels like the musical ride of a lifetime. Powerfully produced by Ben Mink — who previously worked with Ann Wilson on her acclaimed 2007 solo album Hope & Glory – Red Velvet Car is an thoroughly electrifying song cycle of largely acoustic-based sound and a stunning album with a true and renewed sense of purpose.
As Ann Wilson put it, “Here we are at this point in the band’s history and just like with any lifespan, the longer you love, the longer things look in back of you — and shorter in front of you too. That sense of perspective means that you’re much less likely to want to waste any time at all. So there’s a even greater sense of mortality, of the stakes involved here and an even stronger desire to make every moment on the album matter.”
The result on Red Velvet Car is an album of breathtaking intimacy and honesty.
“There’s not an inauthentic, fictitious or posing bone in the body of this album,” says Nancy Wilson. “Whether it’s smart or not, there’s no posing going on here whatsoever. We’re telling our story. At one point, I said to Ann and Ben, ..What we’re doing in the studio with this album, this is the way we the Indians used to do it. You make a fire, and then you sit around the fire and tell your stories and pass them on with a real sense of one on one human contact. We feel like we made quite a fire together.”
Judging by this link Heart seems to release the WTF + 4 digital EP on psychical CD as well! No official confirmation at the moment, but I cannot wait to get my Heart CD collecting hands on that if this does get released!
Also on CDuniverse.com and Amazon.co.uk.
ADDED JULY 7th: Nikayla is reporting a vinyl release of “WTF” on July 27th 2010! It’s on amazon.com and amazon.co.uk. You can already pre-order, see the links on the right sidebar of this site.